Located at 1001 Main Street, the Louisville Historical Museum is a popular tourist destination celebrating the frontier history of Louisville, Colorado.
Uniquely, the museum is actually a complex of three wood-frame buildings constructed during the first decade of the last century.
Two of the buildings are former residential structures, while the third - known as the Jacoe Store - is a replica of what a small town retail space was really like a century ago.
Because of the age of the structures, museum officials have long been aware of what the buildings lack: Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and adequate meeting space, as well as collections storage space.
Now the City of Louisville has issued a Request for Proposals for services to design an updated campus, which will also include a new visitors center.
The work is expected to build on the recommendations of a study competed in late 2017 by the Denver-based Roybal Corporation Architects, which emphasized the importance of any new construction being visually compatible with the museum’s existing structures.
The submission deadline for the RFP is December 4.
By Garry Boulard
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